Food waste is a big contributor to global warming. Waste can occur anywhere from on the farm, whilst in transit, at the supermarket or in the home. In the home we should aim to use all the food we buy. So here is a recipe for using up raw pumpkin – or squash. It is also cooked in a frying pan rather than in the oven which will use less energy. It is also plant-based – another plus for the environment.
250g self raising flour
60g vegan butter
1 tbsp of chia or camelina seeds
150g raw pumpkin/ squash
4 cardamom pods
Mix the seeds with 3 tbsp of warm water. Mix in the seeds from the cardamon pods.
Cut the butter into,cubes and rub into the flour.
Chop the pumpkin into small pieces.
Mix everything together, adding enough milk to create a soft dough.
Heat a frying pan with a little oil in the bottom.
Roll out the dough and cut into rounds or triangles. Place these in the pan.
Cook for 5-10 minutes or until browning on the bottom. Turn over and cook on the other side.
Enjoy plain or with jam.